Saturday , 29 April 2017

Reviews

World Unites for Independence Day: Resurgence – review

“We always knew they were coming back.” Twenty years after the world united to ultimately thwart an alien invasion that left planet earth in ruins…..they’re back! When Independence Day hit theater screens back in 1996, with it’s iconic images of an Empire State Building and the White House being destroyed by alien laser blasts, along with a star-making turn by ... Read More »

The Shallows taps into our deepest fears – review

Just when you though it was safe to get away from it all and have an idyllic vacation surfing at an isolated Mexican beach, well …… Splashing into theaters this summer is the latest man, or, in this case, woman, vs. shark movie, The Shallows. Featuring a gore-de-force performance by Blake Lively, The Shallows is an exciting, intense, nail-biting thrill-ride that ... Read More »

Conjuring 2 surpasses frightful first film – review

“Sometimes you need to make a leap of faith. Believe when no one else will.” The Conjuring 2 is that uncommon sequel, in horror or any other genre, that surpasses its original in just about every facet. While the first Conjuring was quite effective in creating an eerie tale that frightened audiences the world over, its sequel grabs you from the get go, turns ... Read More »

Monsters take residence at 10 Cloverfield Lane – review

Owing more to a Hitchcock thriller then the 2008, J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a satisfying and well-made thriller. From the compelling opening pre-credits sequence to the film’s exciting denouement, director Daniel Trachtenberg demonstrates, like Hitchcock, his ability to depict and enhance a narrative merely with visual power. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Michelle, a woman on ... Read More »

Beware everything in The VVITCH – review

We will conquer this wilderness. It will not consume us. Through the ages, and right up to today, people have faced many hardships in trying to find a new and better life for themselves. However, when those outside elements force loved ones to turn on each other, the struggle to survive becomes even more difficult, if not altogether impossible.  In Robert Eggers’ ... Read More »

Deadpool lives up to the hype – review

Did I say this was a love story? No, this is a horror movie. For those who think that the superhero genre has already been played out on screen with nothing new to bring to audiences, well, at least that means you’re thinking. Of course, you’d still be dead wrong, as Marvel’s latest in a seemingly endless parade of characters ... Read More »

Lauren Cohan trades Walkers for The Boy – review

“Brahms is not like other children.” Babysitters and nannies don’t always have the most enviable of jobs. They must take care of children who don’t necessarily want to be taken care of, and oftentimes those children can be tiny terrors who will drive one insane. Now, what if your task was simply to watch over and look after the needs of a ... Read More »

Great Things about The H8ful Eight – review

One of them fellas is not what he says he is. It’s always an event whenever a Quentin Tarantino film is released. Never afraid to splash blood across the screen, Tarantino has given the Gore 4 even more reason to rejoice with his latest film, The Hateful Eight, a modern, old-fashioned Western masterpiece with an outstanding cast and shades of John Carpenter’s ... Read More »

Slay bells ring in Krampus – review

I’m dreaming of a fright Christmas. The holidays are upon us, a time when families come together to celebrate, to feast, and in the new film, Krampus, battle an ancient evil demon hellbent on destroying them all. Starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, Krampus is the latest in a number of films that mix the holiday of Christmas with the genre of horror. ... Read More »